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  • Craft, food vendors sought for Cannelton fest

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival and 175-year Celebration Committee is accepting vendor applications for its Oct. 13 art festival. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $20 for arts and crafts vendors. Artisans and craftsmen are highly encouraged to apply. The festival only accepts booths with handmade or handcrafted items.

    The committee is accepting food-booth applications as well. Booth fees are $25 for nonprofit and church organizations and $50 for businesses.

  • Behind stone walls Troy’s old jail finds new home

    By Chuck Poehlein

    Shubael Little Pioneer VillageDeveloper

    During the week of Nov. 8, 2010, a small stone building on the corner lot owned by St. Pius Church was dismantled and the stones moved to the Shubael Little Pioneer Village. 

    The St. Pius Parish Council graciously agreed to donate the building with the understanding it would eventually be rebuilt at the village. It was taken down and moved by contractor Michael Simon and his employee, Michael Kleeman, assisted by me and my employee, Justin Brown.

  • Republican joins race in House District 74

    LEAVENWORTH – Lloyd Arnold, 38, of Leavenworth, was selected as the Republican Party’s candidate for state representative in District 74 and is endorsed by Rep. Sue Ellspermann. 

    Arnold was selected to fill the party’s vacancy after Ellspermann chose to run alongside Mike Pence as his pick for lieutenant governor.

  • Master gardener course offered in Spencer County this month

    SPENCER COUNTY – If you enjoy gardening and enjoy “Helping Others Grow,” make plans to take part in this fall’s Purdue Master Gardener Course in Spencer County urge.   

    The Purdue Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program which offers an extensive course in horticulture in exchange for a donation of volunteer hours to help teach others what you have learned. 

    The course will be held on 12 consecutive Monday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning Monday at the Spencer County Youth and Community Center. 

  • County council schedules budget meetings

    TELL CITY – County-council members have set several meetings toward crafting next year’s budget.

    They will review civil taxing units’ proposed budgets beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17. They’re tasked with making nonbinding recommendations about each budget.

    Individual county departments’ budgets will be the subject of a public hearing set for 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27. It will also include a first reading of 2013 budget requests and the council’s regular meeting for September.

  • Purdue Extension to host southern Indiana grazing workshop

    WEST LAFAYETTE – A Sept. 14-15 Purdue Extension conference in southern Indiana will help livestock producers integrate management-intensive grazing programs into their operations.

    Grazing 102 will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 14 and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15. It will be at the Southern Indiana-Purdue Agricultural Center, 11371 East Purdue Farm Road, Dubois.

  • Tell City Ducks Unlimited to celebrate group’s 75th anniversary Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Ducks Unlimited chapter will host its annual Sportsman’s Night Out Saturday at the Schergens Center. 

    Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Ribs and chicken will be served at 6 p.m. and Dixon’s Auctioneers will lead an auction at 7. The auction will feature Ducks Unlimited’s 75th anniversary merchandise, popular one-of-a-kind items that the chapter is becoming famous for, donated items from many businesses around the area and other Ducks Unlimited merchandise.

  • EPA tackles former Troy Refinery cleanups

    By STUART CASSIDY

    TROY – Decades-old oil-holding tanks and transfer lines at the former United Energy Site, also known as the Troy Refinery, are being removed. A construction crew, with oversight from the Environmental Protection Agency, began Aug. 23 deconstructing structures at the long-defunct oil refinery.

  • Recycling chief: Tapping cash reserves not unusual

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Prices received for recyclable materials were high last year, so “we were pretty much able to get through the year” without tapping cash reserves, Ken Smith said Aug. 23. “This year, we’re going to have to dip into that.”

  • Determined duo to lead United Way campaign

    By VINCE LUECKE

    PERRY COUNTY – United Way is kicking off its annual fundraising campaign with a $125,000 goal. Money raised in coming months will fund a variety of community groups offering emergency aid, health services and educational opportunities.

    Missy Noble and Mary Roberson are co-chairing this year’s campaign and the two former Perry Central classmates are promising a high-energy, determined push to raise money.